Education

The Trouble With Boys

January 31, 2006 1 min read

There’s a new achievement gap on the rise in the United States. And it’s not defined by socio-economic or racial divides. The growing disparity between boys’ and girls’ relative academic progress over the past several decades is troubling—with boys now lagging behind girls regardless of location, grade level or demographic group. In this Newsweek feature, Peg Tyre explores possible reasons for boys’ faltering achievement—and how some groups are trying to reverse the trend.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Around the Web blog.